Thursday, February 04, 2010

just to be perfectly clear...

... I will never never never be one of those nurses in cutesy cartoon character scrubs.

25 comments:

Tina aka Snupnjake said...

Guess I'll have to take your graduation present back.....

Mike in CT said...

Skulls and crossbones, then?

The Crescat said...

I would rock some pirate scrubs!

Karen said...

What if they were the delightfully sarcastic Happy Bunny? They'd look cute at first glance until people read the captions.

Fr. Gary V. said...

Hello Kitty, kitty!

RJW said...

But of course SpongeBob would be ok, right?

The Crescat said...

I would make the exception for Meany Doodles only.

The Wallaces said...

Kat, Thank you! I have spent many months in a hospital while taking care of my mother who was undergoing chemotherapy. Nothing in this world is worse than an oncology nurse with "cute" scrubs.

And since I've finally found the right forum to address my opinion on the matter:

Ladies Who Work in Medical Offices,
Just because you sit at a desk and answer phones and talk to insurance companies and schedule appointments and call people's names and escort them to the exam room, you are neither nurse nor doctor. Please stop wearing tight, floral (or cute) scrubs. You have no right to wear pajamas to work.

Thank you.

kired said...

never say never

The Crescat said...

Wallaces... they may HAVE to wear scrubs. There is a movement within the medical field to hierarchy ambiguity. It disturbs me that patient's can't tell the difference between a NA, Nurse, PA and a janitor.

Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

How about "Hello Cthulu" scrubs?

Jackie said...

I don't care. I like them . Maybe not cutsy ones but colorful ones .

nazareth priest said...

Good.
Hate 'em
What ever happened to nurses' uniforms with pins and caps?
(Take this for what's it worth from someone who wears a medieval garb:<)!)

margaret said...

Exactly Nazareth Priest. When I qualified SRN (State Registered Nurse) in 1985 I had a blue mid-calf length dress, a white line full length apron the top of which attached to the dress with safety pins, an elastic belt, a silver (real silver, they were graduation presents) buckle, a heavily starched linen cap that looked like an upside down breakfast cup kept on with at least ten 'kirbies' (bobby pins, I think, in the US) and white lacing shoes with a regulation 1" heel. And you DON'T want to wear Ms Kitty?????? Geez.

Terry Nelson said...

I like a nurses in really tight white satin uniforms, black sheer hose, and 3 inch heels, sporting an official nurses cap with a snappy black satin ribbon. Call me a traditionalist - but I like proper attire in the workplace.

ehilton said...

I'm the daughter of an RN, trained by nuns in Detroit during WWII. I grew up starching my mom's nursing caps, carefully pinning her pins on the caps, learning how to get ink out of the brilliant white uniforms, and watching her dress with care and concern every day as she marched off to care for her charges. I HATE seeing a sloppy, pajaming-wearing health care professional who looks exactly the same as the person who comes in to empty the garbage or deliver the food tray.

I'm my momma's girl.

Angela M. said...

Terry - ROFLMAO!

nazareth priest said...

ehilton: Son of an RN from 1956...when nurses were like sisters...remember the whole starching thing, uniforms, pins, protocol.
I liken the whole demise of this nursing profession uniform with the de-habiting of the Sisters...somehow there is a connection here.
My Mother has been a nurse for over 50 yrs, God bless her; but I remember the days when the cap, the "stripe", the pin and the uniform was like a habit.
Could it be I am a religious today because of this? Donna know for sure...but it did have an influence.
I have a sister who is a nurse, also. Blessing to you!

nazareth priest said...

And also to you, margaret.
Bless you for your service in nursing!
And you, also, Cat.
It is a wonderful yet under acknowledged vocation...I do understand coming from a family of medical persons...Dad a physician, Mum, a nurse.
And they're still serving in their mid=seventies...God love 'em!

3puddytats said...

I was a Candy Striper back in the late 70's , where we wore the cute whate and red striped smockes over our white uniforms....folks still called us "Nurse".... but yeah I knew who the doctors,nurses (charge nurse especially), orderlies, etc were--all dressed differently..we also had a few "Nun" nurses, but they didn't wear habits, standard white nurse dress, and a very short white veil, maybe shoulder length..I don't recall what order they belonged to. The charge nurse was also a nun and she was very hard onus Candy Stripers....that was also back when Candy Stripers changed beds and various other duties that I think nurse's aids do today.....I really learned how to make hospital corners or I got major chastized....had no problem making beds whenI was in Air Force Basic Training :)

Sara

DammitWomann said...

Terry wins!!!!!

LMBO

3puddytats said...

Terry--
Last time I saw a nurse dressed like that was last fall--a transvestive walking the Strip in Las Vegas..

Just not right that a guy could look better in a miniskirt than a gal..
:)

Sara

Dymphna said...

i like it.

Nan said...

NP, re: nursing uniforms @ medieval garb, you gotta remember that fads don't last forever.

My grandma was an LPN...which, as we all know, stands for Little Pretty Nurse.

Jan said...

Nan, the first thing we learn in nursing school is that LPN stands for Low Paid Nurse, and RN, of course, stands for Rich Nurse!:-)